With more than 700 expert authors from 22 different countries, the Encyclopedia of Immunology, Second Edition is the largest comprehensive reference source of current immunological knowledge available. It provides a broad scope and high level of expertise to the many aspects of the field of immunology and related areas, including microbiology, virology, and parasitology. Arranged into 31 subject areas with extensive cross-referencing and subject indexes in each volume, the Encyclopedia is easy-to-use for virtually any researcher, regardless of his or her field. Concise definitions of the subject area also introduce each entry. The Second Edition includes timely and thorough updates for all articles from the First Edition, more than 60 new entries, a glossary of immunological terms in each volume, a total of 500 figures and tables, and new color plates sections.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Four volumes, each containing a subject index * Approximately 630 different articles * More than 700 expert contributors from 22 different countries * Coverage of 31 different subject areas * Concise definitions of the subject to introduce each entry * Further reading lists at the end of each entry * Extensive cross-referencing * Entries arranged in a single A-Z list for easy access * Easy-to-read double-column format * More than 500 figures to complement the text * More than 60 new articles * A glossary of immunological terms in each volume * A color plate section in each volume


Immunologists, microbiologists, clinicians, medical and science undergraduate and graduate students.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. VOLUME 1 - A-Co: ABO Blood Group. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Acquired Immune Response. Acute Inflammatory Reaction. Acute Phase Proteins. Adenovirus, Infection and Immunity. Adhesion Molecules. Adjuvant Arthritis. Adjuvants. Adrenal Autoimmunity. Affinity. Affinity Chromatography. Affinity Labeling. Affinity Maturation. African Swine Fever. Agglutination. Aging and the Immune System. Allelic Exclusion. Allergens. Alloantigens. Allotypes, Immunoglobulin. Amebiasis. Amphibian Immune System. Amyloid. Anaphylatoxins. Anemia, Autoimmune Hemolytic in Animal Models. Anemia, Autoimmune Hemolytic in Human Models. Anemia, Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic. Anemia, Pernicious. Anergy, B Cell. Anergy, T Cell. Annexins (Lipocortins). Anti-Globulin (Coombs') Test. Anti-Inflammatory (Nonsteroidal) Drugs. Anti-Lymphocyte Serum. Anti-Nuclear Antibodies. Anti-Oxidant Micronutrients and the Immune System. Antibodies: Antigenicity of. Antibodies, Bispecific. Antibodies, Detection of. Antibodies, Secretion. Antibodies, Specificity. Antibodies, Snythesis. Antibody-Antigen Complexes, Three-Dimensional Structures. Antibody-Antigen Intermolecular Forces. Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity. Antigen-Binding Site. Antigen-Presenting Cells. Antigen-Specifi


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